Issue Category

84 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/25/12 HR 459 Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (327 - 98)
Yea
5/09/12 HR 2072 Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (330 - 93)
Did Not Vote
2/09/12 S 2038 Prohibits Insider Trading by Government Officials
Bill Passed - House (417 - 2)
Yea
11/03/11 H Amdt 849 Requires Public Disclosure of Bonuses and Golden Parachute Arrangements
Amendment Rejected - House (190 - 234)
Did Not Vote
7/21/11 HR 1315 Oversight of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Bill Passed - House (241 - 173)
Nay
3/11/11 HR 836 Terminating the Emergency Mortgage Relief Program
Bill Passed - House (242 - 177)
Nay
3/10/11 HR 830 Terminating the Federal Housing Administration Refinance Program
Bill Passed - House (256 - 171)
Nay
9/23/10 HR 5297 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (237 - 187)
Yea
9/16/10 HR 4785 Authorizing Loans for Energy Efficiency Purposes
Bill Passed - House (240 - 172)
Yea
6/30/10 HR 4173 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Conference Report Adopted - House (237 - 192)
Yea
6/17/10 HR 5297 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (241 - 182)
Yea
12/11/09 HR 4173 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Bill Passed - House (223 - 202)
Yea
3/05/09 HR 1106 Mortgage Restructuring In Bankruptcy
Bill Passed - House (234 - 191)
Yea
1/22/09 H J Res 3 Releasing Funds for Economic Stabilization Act
Joint Resolution Passed - House (270 - 155)
Yea
1/21/09 HR 384 Oversight of the Troubled Asset Relief Program
Bill Passed - House (260 - 166)
Yea
10/03/08 HR 1424 Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (263 - 171)
Nay
9/29/08 HR 3997 Financial Asset Purchase Authority
Concurrence Vote Failed - House (205 - 228)
Nay
9/23/08 HR 5244 Credit Card Regulations
Bill Passed - House (312 - 112)
Yea
6/26/08 HR 6377 Energy Futures Trading
Bill Passed - House (402 - 19)
Yea
11/15/07 HR 3915 Mortgage Reform and Anti-Subprime Lending Act
Bill Passed - House (291 - 127)
Yea
7/12/06 HR 2990 Credit Rating Agency Duopoly Relief Act
Bill Passed - House (255 - 166)
Nay
4/14/05 S 256 Bankruptcy Reform Bill
Bill Passed - House (302 - 126)
Nay
3/18/04 HR 1375 Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act of 2004
Bill Passed - House (392 - 25)
Yea
1/28/04 S 1920 Farmer Bankruptcy Bill
Bill Passed - House (265 - 99)
Nay
7/01/99 HR 10 Financial Modernization bill
Bill Passed - House (343 - 86)
Nay
5/05/99 HR 833 Bankruptcy Reform bill
Bill Passed - House (313 - 108)
Nay
10/13/98 S 1260 Securities Litigation
Conference Report Adopted - House (319 - 82)
Nay
5/13/98 H Amdt 621 Enhance Banking Flexibility Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (140 - 281)
Nay
5/13/98 HR 10 Financial Services Act of 1998
Bill Passed - House (214 - 213)
Nay
12/20/95 HR 1058 Legal Reform bill
Veto Override Passed - House (319 - 100)
Did Not Vote
12/06/95 HR 1058 Legal Reform bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (320 - 102)
Nay
3/08/95 HR 1058 Legal Reform bill
Bill Passed - House (325 - 99)
Nay
11/23/93 S 714 Resolution Trust Corporation Completion Act
Conference Report Adopted - House (235 - 191)
Nay

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